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Yemen, a U.S. counter-terrorism partner, teeters on edge of collapse
Yemen, a U.S. counter-terrorism partner, teeters on edge of collapse

The capital remains firmly in the hands of northern-based Shiite Muslim rebels. Sunni Muslim tribesmen to the east are arming in revolt and threatening to sabotage the country's crucial oil and gas infrastructure. In the south, where separatist sentiment is rampant, President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi is setting up a rival power base with loyal militiamen, army units and tribes — and the backing of powerful Persian Gulf states. The fast-moving events of recent weeks have left Yemen, a key partner in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, on the edge of collapse and veering toward a possible civil war with sectarian overtones. There is fear that the economy will unravel, even as...

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